Complicit

Screenings

February 03, 2018
6:00 PM /
Amsterdam
QA Session with the Filmmaker
February 04, 2018
3:00 PM /
San Diego
QA Session with the Filmmaker

Shot below the radar, Complicit follows the journey of Chinese factory migrant worker-turned-activist Yi Yeting, who takes his fight against the global electronic industry from his hospital bed to the international stage. While battling his own work-induced leukemia, Yi Yeting teaches himself labour law in order to prepare a legal challenge against his former employers. But the struggle to defend the lives of millions of Chinese people from becoming terminally ill due to working conditions necessitates confrontation with some of the world’s largest brands including Apple and Samsung. Unfortunately, neither powerful businesses nor the government are willing to have such scandals exposed.

 

Filmmaker(s): 
Heather White and Lynn Zhang
Year: 
2017
90m
Language(s): 
In Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles and English
Genre: 
Documentary